Hiker Intro

I Dropped Out of College to Hike the PCT

I Dropped Out of College to Hike the PCT

Hey everyone! My name is Caroline - trail name Lone Wolf - and I’m a little late to the blogging game on The Trek. I started my PCT thru hike...

Jun 9, 2017 : Caroline Tillman
The Who, What, When, Where, and Why of my 2017 AT hike.

The Who, What, When, Where, and Why of my 2017 AT hike.

Photo was taken during training - a word I've used to intensify what was essentially practicing walking with new gear. Greetings, everyone! Below is the Who, What, When, Where, and...

May 17, 2017 : Justin Guimond
First post from Hot Springs, NC. Better late than never right?

First post from Hot Springs, NC. Better late than never right?

I'm currently sprawled out in a super comfy bed at a B&B in Hot Springs, NC. That's right. I'm 273 miles in and just now writing my first post. It's...

Apr 25, 2017 : Madison Billingsley
Where Does the Time Go?

Where Does the Time Go?

This dream began some 23 years ago, but why it has never manifested itself into a reality has been due to going through these motions that I feel we are...

Apr 9, 2017 : Sam Gibson
Prologue

Prologue

I have thought a lot about this first entry. Like, a lot a lot. Honestly, probably a bit too much. I guess it’s much better than not thinking it through...

Mar 28, 2017 : Anna Zimmerman
Hiker Intro : How I Became the ‘Barefoot’ Hiker

Hiker Intro : How I Became the ‘Barefoot’ Hiker

  Leave No Trace to me means respecting nature as if it were a holy site. Hi, everyone. My name is Jeremy. You can call me the "Barefoot" Hiker. This...

Mar 14, 2017 : Jeremy Gottschalk
My NOBO Thru-Hike

My NOBO Thru-Hike

The Plan! My plan? Start late in the year, go fast, and do not go ultra-light! Starting a NOBO Thru-Hike the first week of May. This goes against the grain...

Mar 14, 2017 : Scuba Steve
Living The Dream On The AT

Living The Dream On The AT

So I'm sitting here at work, about a month out from my first AT thru-hike, and I'm fighting the insane urge to go RIGHT NOW.  I've come to the conclusion that...

Feb 15, 2017 : Sean Kearns
American Pilgrimage

American Pilgrimage

How I got this crazy idea to go hike 2,190.3 miles... After living and working in Washington D.C. for over 5 years I finally mustered up the courage to leave...

Feb 15, 2017 : A.P
I’m Doing This.  Here’s Why.  (Screw Baby Steps.)

I’m Doing This. Here’s Why. (Screw Baby Steps.)

Turning in My Homework I'm a good student.  A bad planner, but a good student. I've read a lot of AT books, even though I know the real education starts...

Feb 8, 2017 : Deane "Roo" Giordano